Thermoluminescence dating of Mousterian Troto-Cro-Magnon' remains from Israel and the origin of modern man

@article{Valladas1988ThermoluminescenceDO,
  title={Thermoluminescence dating of Mousterian Troto-Cro-Magnon' remains from Israel and the origin of modern man},
  author={Helene Valladas and Jean Louis Reyss and J. L. Joron and Georges Valladas and Ofer Bar-Yosef and Bernard Vandermeersch},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1988},
  volume={331},
  pages={614-616}
}
The Qafzeh1 and Skhul2,3 caves in Israel have yielded the remains of over 30 hominids. Despite their association with Mousterian deposits, these have been recognized as forerunners of other Homo sapiens sapiens on morphological grounds and have been called 'Proto-Cro-Magnons'1. Other west Asian caves (Amud, Tabun, Kebara and Shanidar) have yielded skeletal remains of Neanderthals associated with similar Middle Palaeolithic deposits. The lack of precise dates for these deposits has made it… CONTINUE READING
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